October 13, 2020

Sedalia, MissouriOct. 12, 2020, State Fair Community College will host four of Missouri’s annual free “FAFSA Frenzy” events in person on the Sedalia campus and virtually by appointment only.  These events help college students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial assistance to attend college. 

The first two sessions will be held 3-7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11. The other two sessions will be held 3-7 p.m. Jan. 20 and 21. Students and parents must email Financial Aid & Veteran Services at finaid@sfccmo.edu or call (660) 530-5834 to schedule either an in-person or virtual appointment. People who choose an in-person meeting must bring and wear face coverings. Those scheduling a virtual appointment will need to have the capability to join a Zoom meeting with video via a link they will be provided.  

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in applying for federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs. Financial aid professionals will assist participants in completing the 2021-2022 FAFSA and provide pertinent information about federal and state funding and scholarships.  

Items and information needed at the time of the appointment is based on whether the prospective students is an independent or a dependent. Following is the list for each status: 

Independent Student: Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID Username and Password (created at fsaid.ed.gov) ; 2019 tax forms; student’s and spouse’s 2019 W-2s; asset and untaxed income information; Social Security Number; date of birth; marital status and date of status 

Dependent Student:  FSA ID for student and one parent; student’s and parent(s’) 2019 tax forms; student’s and parent(s’) 2019 W-2s; student’s and parent(s’)s assets and untaxed income information; student’s and parent(s’) Social Security Numbers; student’s and parent(s’) dates of birth; parent(s’) marital status and date of status  

FAFSA Frenzy is part of national efforts to promote FAFSA completion and has been offered in Missouri since 2004 through partnerships between the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD), Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel, Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, and National College Access Network. 

Students attending a FAFSA Frenzy event can register to win a $500 Journey to College Book Scholarship if they attend a Missouri FAFSA Frenzy event and have plans to enroll in a Missouri college or university in fall 2021. The MDHEWD will award 20 scholarships in partnership with the Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation and MyScholarship Central. 

For more information, contact Dawn Hines, Financial Aid advisor, at dyoung8@sfccmo.edu or at (660) 596-7358. For a complete detailed listing of FAFSA Frenzy events, visit https://journeytocollege.mo.gov/pay/file-a-fafsa/fafsa-frenzy/public-fafsa-frenzy-events/

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